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World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium
Recognizing and reaffirming the educational rights of all Indigenous peoples

The World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) was established in August 2002 at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) in Alberta, Canada. WINHEC’s aim is to bring professionals together to achieve common goals through higher education. Members come from many different countries and a variety of diverse areas such as university departments, research organizations and government agencies.


FAirbanks, Alaska

Center for Cross-Cultural Studies
University of Alaska 

July 16-20, 2023

WINHEC Circle of Honours

Call for WINHEC Circle of Honours
extended to 16 June 2023

The WINHEC Executive Co-Chairs are pleased to announce the ‘CALL for WINHEC Circle of Honours’ that advances WINHEC’s Mission and Goals, to:

  1. Recognise the significance of Indigenous education and the educational rights of Indigenous Peoples;
  2. Accelerate the articulation of Indigenous epistemologies (ways of knowing, education, philosophy, and research); and
  3. Protect and enhance Indigenous spiritual beliefs, cultures and languages through higher education.

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Newsletter 2022

Greetings to our wonderful WINHEC family - Ya’ateeh, Tabe Imumi, Aloha, Tansi, Aniin, Kia Ora, Boozhoo, Burris, Burris, Etlante.

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Circle of honor
Recipients Announced

The Circle of Honor recipients for 2022 were announced on Wednesday, August 17.

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In the spirit of Hope and a Vision for a Better Future to come, the WINU Executive Committee, in conjunction with the WINHEC Executive Co-Chairs, invite nominations for the WINU Honorary Doctorates. And in furtherance of the principles and intent of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the WINU Executive Committee call upon WINU and WINHEC Member Countries and their Indigenous education support networks to nominate eligible individuals for the WINU Honorary Doctorates that are described here. This also includes the awarding of Posthumous Honorary Doctorates for outstanding and significant achievements to individuals who have worked tirelessly and contributed significantly to Indigenous Rights and Indigenous knowledges in any of the WINHEC member countries or other Indigenous nations.

Position paper
The UNESCO World Virtual Indigenous Circle on Open Science and the Decolonization of Knowledge Forum

In line with our traditional protocols, we pay respect to the Indigenous Elders and Traditional Owners, present and past, and we bring greetings from member institutions across the globe, Indigenous Elders and knowledge holders who have been the inspirational foundations of WINHEC as an international Indigenous Higher Education Consortium. On behalf of the Executive Committee we extend sincere appreciation for the opportunity to participate in this historic forum.

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Expressions of Interest

Positions for

Editor in Chief of the WINHEC
Journal of Indigenous Education Scholarship
Chair of World Indigenous Research Alliance (WIRA)

Priority will be given to members of WINHEC

The Drum Beats

 World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium

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